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2014 Ostrich Festival

Photo by Billy Hardiman We’re not sticking our necks out when we recommend the Chandler Chamber’s 2014 Ostrich Festival, coming to Tumbleweed Park Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 7-9. The event is previewed each year with a parade through the city’s downtown, featuring local color and, of course, lots of kids. Visitors to the festival, […]

California drought: Different story, same result

Story By Chase Kamp When I hit the road last year, looking forward to settling into my new home in Oakland, I was ready to face the challenges of a new state. Nothing suggested those would include a state of emergency. I had managed to roll into Los Angeles late in the afternoon, beating the […]

History of Cactus League next Sunset Library topic

The history of Arizona’s Cactus League, including spring training baseball at Chandler’s Compadre Stadium, is the featured topic at the next Our Stories guest speaker presentation Saturday, March 15, at Sunset branch library, 4930 W. Ray Road. The program runs from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The Our Stories series is presented by the Chandler Museum, […]

Aztecs take their ‘best shot’ with spectacular three-peat win of Arizona basketball title

Photo courtesy Kelly Zimmer, Corona Sunrise online photo editor Story by Alex Zener It took the 15 players on Corona’s boys basketball team 96 days in this 2013-14 season, playing 35 games with targets on their backs, to 3-peat as Arizona’s Division I state basketball champions by defeating Pinnacle 71-70 in overtime at arena. […]

Honors group strives to make a difference

By Chelsea Martin           Jayelee Dorris, left, with SOL Buddies officers Laura Rodriguez, Hannah Allen, Tyler Thompson, Julia Maisel, Bridget Manning and Erin Wochner. When you believe you can make a difference, you will. Whether it takes a day, a month, a year or longer, positive change can occur, even in […]

Walking: As vital to your dog as it is to you

By Don Kirkland Rain or shine, young or old, Bowser needs exercise. And even though he doesn’t speak our language, he has no trouble letting us know when it’s time for his daily walk. After all, there are only three priorities in Bowser’s life. “Unlike people, a dog doesn’t look forward to sitting down and […]

Abandoned pets get new hope with ‘Lost our Home’ initiative

Tempe police and courts employees have partnered with Tempe schools and the Tempe non-profit animal shelter Lost Our Home to generate nearly 10,000 pounds of food for abandoned or vulnerable animals. Lost Our Home founder and executive director Jodi Polanski said the program was launched after it was learned that police officers who respond to […]

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MCC promotes civic engagement

By Sally Mesarosh Mesa Community College student Amanda Fahy believes there’s more to a college education than just academics. This past semester she took time from her studies to volunteer at Care Partnership, a nonprofit that helps nearly 20,000 people every year. Fahy helped out in the organization’s after-school program by assisting with homework and […]

Young Einsteins

Photo courtesy Jim Frazey A team from Aprende Middle School participated in an ASU East science fair sponsored by Fiesta Bowl, Honeywell, US Airways and others. The team of four seventh graders placed first out of 64 teams and was due to be among six out of more than180 groups competing Feb. 22 at Arizona […]

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